Jack o’ Lantern Cupcakes

Looking for an easy dessert recipe for Halloween? Make these cute Jack o’ Lantern cupcakes using canned pumpkin, Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix and cream cheese frosting.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ butter pecan cake mix
1
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2
cup water
1/3
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
2
containers Betty Crocker™ Whipped cream cheese frosting
1
teaspoon orange paste food color
2
tubes (0.68 oz each) Betty Crocker™ black decorating gel
12
green gumdrops
24
candied pecan halves
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, pumpkin, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely.
  • 4 In medium bowl, mix frosting and food color until blended. Frost cupcakes. Use black decorating gel to make jack-o’-lantern face.
  • 5 On work surface, flatten gumdrops with rolling pin; cut out leaf shapes with sharp knife. Place leaf cutouts and 1 pecan half on cupcakes near stems.

Expert Tips

Omit the gel and jack-o’-lantern face for a simpler pumpkin pecan cupcake.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Sodium
200mg
200%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
1/2g
1/2%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.